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TomTom Start 50

TomTom Start 50
alaScore 96

49 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the durability and memory are overall positive. The screen and price also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the voice guidance.

usability, price, screen, memory, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom Start 50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 49 reviews)

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TomTom Start 50 M


The TomTom Start 50 M has a few advanced features such as lane assistance and a speed limit indicator, as well as free map upgrades for the life of your device, but it is still missing a lifetime traffic update subscription. The Start 50 M is just shy...

The Start 50 M has lifetime map updates and lane assistance

This device does not include lifetime traffic updates

Even though the Start 50 M has a few advanced features, it still misses the mark with the lack of an included lifetime traffic update subscription.

Expert review by:

TomTom Start 50


The Start 50 brings TomTom's latest redesign to its budget range

Maps for 45 European countries ; Lifetime maps ; Streamlined new menu design

TomTom's GO 40 offers live traffic for the same price

Overall, we like the new menu system, as it lets you get to the features you most frequently use very quickly. The primary function you need to get to grips with is that simply tapping the map no longer invokes the menu. Instead, a circle containing...

Consumer review by:

Easy to operate and very accurate


Absolutely Love it!!!...and would definitely recommend!!! Easy to operate and nice features!!!


Consumer review by:

Ease to use and great quality!


I took my Tom Tom on my first trip ever into the deep part of no where of Texas and it took me the most direct route and got me there in half the time instead.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map...

The accuracy of direction and freedom of choice of routes

Notta a Thing

Consumer review by:

bad customer service


I went to pay bill and there was representative named ryan who was very rude and not at all cooperative.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Frequent traveler, casual user

good equipment

customer service

Consumer review by:

Ok for the price but has issues


Navigated me inexplicably through a busy city rather than remain in a highway. Ok product when you have nothing else so check directions via google maps firstThis product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Inaccurate, Free map updatesAbout...

Price and map options

Voice commands sometimes wrong and stutter. Directions sent me through busy cities. Confusing commands like toll tip

Consumer review by:

its a great gps for the money


I love it. I wouldn't be able to work without it. I live in West Virginia and work in Brooklyn , New York. The roads out here are mind boggling, my tom tom makes my life so much easier. Thank you so much for such a great productThis product has......

ease of use

needs more options on screen

Consumer review by:

works well


just as I hoped it would be. Used it on a trip and it got me right where I needed to be

Consumer review by:

i love it!


i love this new GPS. My last one was stolen and this one is replaced it.

Consumer review by:

Great all around GPS


The simple and accurate navigation gets me where I need to go.

Intuitive user interface

Product Specifications


Head up Display: No
Telephone Included:No / Yes
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB:No / Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display / Unknown
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single countries
Map Provider:TomTom Maps
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View:No / Yes
Text-to-Speech: No
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control:Full Voice Control / No


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No